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Ethnicity, politics, and its conflicts.

Ethnicity, Politics, and its Conflicts

Ethnicity deals a lot with religious based conflicts. The Middle East has one of the highest concentrations for religious segregations among countries. Religious tolerance is at a boiling point among the Middle Eastern countries. For example, Lebanon, this country has “four million people in an area of 10,000 square foot.” The whole country is divided into different sub-units of religion. Christians in the South and Northwest, Sunni Muslims in far north, Shite Muslims in the northeast, and Druze in the south central and southeast (Rubenstein). Correspondingly, the conflict in Syria has taken a turn towards a religious war. A recent report stated that Shite Muslims from Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran have “flooded into Syria to defend sacred sites” the Sunni Muslims, some whom are affiliated with the al Qaeda joined with rebels. Now both sides are calling one another “infidels” and “Satan’s army,”(Religion. Blogs) all these religious rhetorical cries make this Middle Eastern battle a muddy radicalization. Moreover, we can start to see that religious segregation creates conflict among nations. Religious battles, has, and always will reoccur.

 

This map shows the areas of conflict in the Middle East.

 

Work Cited

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/04/syrian-wars-got-religion-and-that-aint-good/

Rubenstein, James. The Culutural Landscape. 11th edition. New Jersey: Pearson, 2005. 240-241. Print.

Edited by:

Jacob Standafer

Kyra Binaxas

Ellie Strandquest

Benefits of migrations.

Benefits of Migrations

People often suggest that migration is bad or completely out of control. Especially when you think about Mexico and the immigration issues accompanied with that situation—it is a problem. However, there are some positive sides to migration. For instance, it is normal for people to migrate to a more desirable place and move around to work. Also, outsiders have the ability to see things differently, and have more of a drive to succeed, considering they are not given the opportunity that most take for granite. In Silicon Valley, Google, Yahoo, and E-bay, were all “co-founded by immigrants, who arrived in America as children.” Having immigrants can help sustain the economy by giving the workforce more flexibility. Also, immigration creates more job vacancies, and new young workers to fill in the pension gap. (embraceni.org).

 

This map represents the areas with the most migration.

China’s socioeconomic development.

China’s socioeconomic development

In order to understand a socio economic development or status of a region, geographers must first measure economic and social development by space, regions, and place. By making connections with how the rest of the world functions, geographers can start to conceptualize social development and economic development such as political, social, and economical status. For example, China is having a severe impact on the inequalities between wealthy and poor communities. About “ten percent of rural residents have to travel more than 30 minutes to receive medical care.” Emergency medical care is way out of reach for rural residents, due to inadequate facilities and scarce physicians within rural areas. Considering the rural areas in China are vast, there is also limited access in surveys, producing misrepresented surveys. People of all ages are like the “floating population” and little is known about the real challenges that face this group of people. These rural residents of China are among the poorest of their country.

 

 

 

 

 

Work Cited

http://www.who.int/macrohealth/action/CMH_China.pdf

Rubenstein, James. The Cultural Landscape. 11th edition. New Jersey: Pearson, 2005. Chapter 11. Print.

Edited by:

Jacob Standafer

Kyra Binaxas

Ellie Strandquest

Food and Agriculture: Crisis Across the Globe.

Food and Agriculture: Crisis Across the Globe

Food and Agriculture is the heart of our civilization. Varieties of cultures celebrate different aspects of food and agriculture to maintain continuity. Food and Agriculture is an issue that is leaving vast parts of the world in starvation. The accessibility of food is a privilege and should be a human right, considering it is the fundamental of life. And while it is the heart of humanity, it is also the death of humanity.

The map above indicates the parts of the world that are hungry. Places such as East Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and other Developed countries. All are in dire need of food and water. East Africa gets its water supply from the annual rainfalls, which supply rivers. However, East Africa is having one of the driest decades ever recorded. People are resorting to illegally tapping into the water lines, and gathering at the community water points. Due to infrastructure, water supply is almost nil to most East Africans.

Food crisis are due to poverty; poverty is the root that leads to hunger. We might ask ourselves: How do physical environments affect political processes? Wouldn’t this be the root that leads to hunger and the lack of water, despite the failed rains?

Work Cited

http://thewaterproject.org/poverty.asp

www.globalissues.org/issue/749/food-and-agriculture-issues

Edited by:

Jacob Standafer

Kyra Binaxas

Ellie Strandquest